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To see Hard Drives serial numbers and models:

show /sys raid

To see status of all hardware:

show /sys hardware

To check for serial number, etc.


F5 become Active-Active during upgrade process

To bring up the cmd line type


To restart the syslog service:

Forcing a file system check on the next system reboot

touch /forcefsck 
ls / (confirm that /forcefsck was created)

To reboot a guest:

  1. SSH into guest:

More info

Run sys failover offline
Run sys failover online

show sys hardware

Show running-config /net vlan
Run util bash -c uptime 
show /sys raid (shows Hard Drives serial numbers and model)
show /sys hardware (status of hardware)
df -h (check available disk space)

	1. Change Timezone
		a. System-->Platform
	2. Re-establish device trust between guests
		a. Note: This will break the network for approximately 30 seconds or more
		b. Login to your favorite F5 guest
		c. Device Management-->Device Trust-->Reset Device Trust (it's a button)
		d. Go through the motions to put in the request IP addresses and user authentication
		e. Just use the current certificate
		f. Let it do it's thing and then I would re-establish trust on the sister device too
	3. To check baud rate:
		a. bash
		b. clsh --slot=1 tmsh show sys console
		c. Other optional commands:
			i. show sys cluster
			ii. show net interface
			iii. clsh --slot=2 reboot
	4. To perform a packet capture on the F5:
		a. tcpdump -s0 -nni 0.0:nnnp host <client_ip> 
		b. If you want to dump out to a file:
		tcpdump -s0 -nni 0.0:nnnp host <client_ip> -w /var/tmp/traffic_drop.pcap

# tmsh modify sys global-settings console-inactivity-timeout 120

# tmsh list sys global-settings console-inactivity-timeout

export TMOUT=120
f5.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/08 23:32 by Derg Enterprises